Thompson Takes Leadership Role in Region V

Former examiner began with NCUA in 1988.

CO-OP Announces Todd Clark as New President/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services

Clark will become the new President/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services effective June 27, succeeding the retiring Stan Hollen.

Meet Eric Horvath, NWCUA Communications Manager

The Northwest Credit Union Association’s new Communications Manager, Eric Horvath, takes the reins of your Anthem newsletter.

Forward-Looking Debie Keesee Continues Northwest Presence on CUNA Board of Directors

Debie Keesee, CEO of Spokane Media Federal Credit Union, has begun her term on the CUNA Board of Directors, maintaining a Northwest presence on the Board.

Rouillard Family Invites Credit Union Community to Memorial

The credit union community is invited to remember one of the Northwest Movement’s most profound contributors, Bruce Rouillard, in two ways—at a memorial service on February 6 and through donations.

Loyal to this Outfit: How USAgencies Earned the Loyalty of One Veteran

How one credit union’s extraordinary personal service won over a loyal member not just for life, but for generations.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

STCU surprises teachers with back-to-school grants, Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union and Columbia Credit Union welcome new VPs, Georgia Miller retires from STCU board.

Metsger Named Vice Chair, NCUA

Rick Metsger, a native Oregonian and former Portland Teachers Credit Union board member, has been named vice chairman of the NCUA. The announcement was made by Chairman Debbie Matz Monday.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Point West Credit Union is going bowling for Credit Unions for Kids; Gesa Credit Union opens new branches in west Pasco and south Richland; St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union plans to open a new branch on Highway 30; Columbia Credit Union names Ron Bertolucci and Connie Preece to key leadership roles; Matthew Russell joins Solarity Credit Union as chief financial officer; Nick Leute has been elected to the board of directors and Christopher Stevens to the supervisory committee at STCU.

Former NWCUA Exec to Lead NCUF Fundraising Initiatives, Biz Kid$ Outreach

Danielle Brown, a former vice president of member relations for the Northwest Credit Union Association, has been named director of development and donor relations for the National Credit Union Foundation in Madison, Wis.

Services for Dolores Fallis Scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16

Long-time Spokane credit union leader Dolores Fallis died Nov. 8. Services are planned for Saturday.

Unitus Community Credit Union Says Goodbye to Barbara Leonard

The Portland credit union community mourns the passing of Barbara Leonard, a 20-year director for Unitus Community Credit Union. She is being remembered as a “celebrated wife, mother, professional and influential community partner.”

TwinStar’s Marshall Ellison Retires June 30

TwinStar CEO Marshall Ellison is retiring after 17 successful years that have helped strengthen not only his credit union, but the entire credit union movement.

Credit Union Community Comes Together for JA BizTown

More than 20 volunteers from Portland-area credit unions teamed up to mentor 70 fourth and fifth graders for a day at Junior Achievement BizTown. For the students, it was a real-life financial responsibility lesson.

Kathy Garner Chosen as New Catalyst Corporate CEO

NWCUF board member Kathy Garner has been named the new president and CEO of Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union, replacing Diane Addington, who had filled the position since Catalyst was formed in September 2011.

Oregon, Washington Credit Union Chapters Hosting March Events

Two credit union chapters—one in Oregon and one in Washington—are hosting March events you don’t want to miss. And the registration deadline for the Southern Oregon Chapter event is tomorrow, Friday, March 4.